>Um, About Those Pictures….
Okay, I have a confession to make. Actually, a couple. First, I stole some pictures from National Geographic and, *eek* Laughingwolf. I’m sorry Blog Buddy!!! Earlier in the month, Laughingwolf posted some really awesome pictures of sea creatures newly discovered/dwelling down deep on his blog. My first reaction, after thinking how cool they were, was that the kids in my class would go crazy over them.
So, Sunday afternoon, I went about my merry way on the interwebs, saving all sorts of cool creatures from Laughingwolf’s blog and National Geographic’s website. After I downloaded the ones I wanted, I put them in Print Shop so I could resize them, getting as many to a page as possible, and printed them off.
On the way home from work Thursday, I stopped in at Hobby Lobby, where MatStacks were on sale (cool!). If you know scrapbooking, you know what I’m talking about. I picked the ones that were sparkly/glittery-I thought they’d go great with some of the creatures that have their own lighting systems, and they look like shiny sand when laminated.
I printed the pics, adhered them to the various colored cardstock, wrote the names of the creatures below, and laminated them. All I have to do now is find a 5 x 7 binder to put them in….
The lesson plan for the week is Deep Sea Creatures. Hmmm, I guess I have to make another confession. It seems I’m also a bit of a rebel. I tend to go off the grid when it comes to lesson planning. We have a general outline to go by, but….you know? The kids love something new sometimes…. I feel I’m not a good influence on Co-Teacher. She’s more of a rule follower than I am….I’ll have to see what I can do about that…;~}